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SR 1993 No. 270 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the Health Insurance (1992-1993 Pathology Services Table) Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Nov-1993
Tabled Senate16-Nov-1993
Gazetted 01 Nov 1993
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1994
Repealed by Health Insurance (1994-1995 Pathology Services Table) Regulations

Statutory Rules 1993   No. 2701

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Health Insurance (1993-1994 Pathology Services Table) Regulations

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TABLE OF PROVISIONS

Regulation                                                                                               Page

1.                         Commencement                                                                  1

2.                         Citation                                                                              1

3.                         Repeal of Health Insurance (1992-1993 Pathology Services Table) Regulations     2

4.                         Pathology services table                                                      2

                                                 SCHEDULE                                                  

                            TABLE OF PATHOLOGY SERVICES                            3

PART 1—RULES OF INTERPRETATION                                                  3

PART 2—SERVICES AND FEES                                                              13

PART 3—ABBREVIATIONS                                                                     37


 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory Rules 1993   No. 2701

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Health Insurance (1993-1994 Pathology Services Table) Regulations

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 28 October 1993.

 

                                                                                     BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                    Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

GRAHAM RICHARDSON

Minister for Health

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Commencement

               1.   These Regulations commence on 1 November 1993.

Citation

               2.   These Regulations may be cited as the Health Insurance (1993-1994 Pathology Services Table) Regulations.

Repeal of Health Insurance (1992-1993 Pathology Services Table) Regulations

               3.   Statutory Rules 1992 No. 336 and 1993 No. 125 are repealed.

Pathology services table

               4.   The table of pathology services in the Schedule is prescribed for the purposes of subsection 4a (2) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 


                                                 SCHEDULE                             Regulation 4


TABLE OF PATHOLOGY SERVICES

PART 1—RULES OF INTERPRETATION

               1.   (1)    In this table, unless the contrary intention appears:

“approved pathology authority” has the same meaning as in Division 4A of Part IIa of the Act;

“patient episode” means:

             (a)   a pathology service to which rule 3a refers that is provided in the circumstances described in that rule that relate to the service; and

             (b)   except in the case of a pathology service to which paragraph (a) refers—a pathology service or pathology services, whether specified in a single item or in more than 1 item, provided for a single patient whose need for the service or services was determined under subsection 16a (1) of the Act on the same day, whether rendered by an approved pathology practitioner or more than 1 approved pathology practitioner on the same day or on different days;

“recognised pathologist” means a medical practitioner recognised as a specialist in pathology by a determination under subsection 61 (3) of the Act;

“the Act” means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

             (2)   In these Rules, a reference to a request to an approved pathology practitioner includes a reference to a request for a pathologist-determinable service to which subsection 16a (6) of the Act applies.

             (3)   Unless the contrary intention appears, a reference in this table by number to an item that is not included in this table is a reference to the correspondingly numbered item in the general medical services table or the diagnostic imaging services table, as each case requires.

               2.   (1)    If a service is described:

             (a)   in an item in general terms; and

             (b)   in another item in specific terms:

only the item that describes the service in specific terms applies to the service.

             (2)   Subject to subrule (3), if:

             (a)   a service is described in 2 or more items; and

             (b)   subrule (1) does not apply;

only the item that provides the lower or lowest fee for the service applies to the service.

             (3)   If an item is expressed to include a pathology service that is specified in another item, the other item does not apply to the service in addition to the first-mentioned item.

               3.   (1)    In subrule (2), “service” includes assay, estimation and test.

             (2)   Subject to rule 3a, 2 or more pathology services rendered for a patient following 2 or more requests are taken to have been rendered following a single request if:

             (a)   the services are listed in the same item; and

             (b)   the patient’s need for the services was determined under subsection 16(1) of the Act on the same day even if they are rendered by an approved pathology practitioner on more than one day.

            3a.   (1)    Rule 3 does not apply to:

             (a)   a pathology service specified in item 66201, other than an estimation of fructosamine or lithium; or

             (b)   the quantitative estimation of 1 or more fractions of neonatal bilirubin specified in item 66365;

if:

             (c)   the service is rendered in relation to a single specimen taken on each of not more than 4 occasions in a period of 24 hours; and

             (d)   the service is rendered to a patient in a hospital unit where:

                          (i)   the presence of 1 nurse is required for each group of not more than 4 patients; and

                         (ii)   the condition of the patients is continuously observed in relevant respects; and

             (e)   in order to render the service, an approved pathology practitioner who is a recognised pathologist has to arrange for a member of the laboratory staff of the approved pathology authority concerned to undertake duties in respect of the service that are in addition to the usual duties of the staff member.

             (2)   Rule 3 does not apply to any of the following pathology services if, under a request for a service, no more than 6 tests are requested and the tests are performed within 6 months of the request:

             (a)   estimation of prothrombin time in respect of a patient undergoing anticoagulant therapy;

             (b)   quantitative estimation of lithium in respect of a patient undergoing lithium therapy;

             (c)   a service specified in item 65007 in relation to a patient undergoing chemotherapy for neoplastic disease or immunosuppressant therapy;

             (d)   a service specified in item 65007 in relation to methotrexate, gold or penicillamine therapy of a patient;

             (e)   a service specified in item 66201 in relation to methotrexate therapy of a patient;

              (f)   quantitative estimation of urea, creatinine and electrolytes in relation to:

                          (i)   cis-platinum therapy of a patient; or

                         (ii)   chronic renal failure of a patient being treated in a dialysis program conducted by a recognised hospital.

          (2a)   Rule 3 does not apply to a pathology service:

             (a)   to which item 66217 applies; and

             (b)   for which a specimen is collected on each of 3 days for the purpose of making a valid estimation.

             (3)   This rule does not apply in relation to a pathology service unless the account for fees in respect of the service is endorsed with the words “Rule 3 Exemption”.

               4.   If:

             (a)   a pathology service to which an item of the table applies is rendered for a patient in accordance with a request; and

             (b)   another pathology service is rendered for the patient in accordance with the request; and

             (c)   an item of the table:

                          (i)   applies to the other service; and

                         (ii)   is referred to in the item mentioned in paragraph (a);

the other service is treated as if it were part of the service referred to in paragraph (a).

                     Example:

                     The requesting practitioner requests an extended blood grouping test (covered by item 65019) and the test includes a basic blood grouping test (covered by item 65017). Item 65017 is referred to in item 65019. Benefit is payable under item 65019 for the extended blood grouping test but benefit is not payable separately under item 65017 for the basic blood grouping test.

               5.   For the purposes of items 65001 to 66200 (inclusive):

             (a)   if pathology services of a kind referred to in item 65017 or 65019 are rendered for a patient during a period when the patient is in hospital, the item applies only to the first pathology service of that kind rendered for the patient during that period; and

             (b)   tests (except the tests mentioned in item 65023) carried out on material stored from a previous patient episode in response to a later request are treated as part of that previous patient episode if the second request is made within 14 days of that previous patient episode.

            5a.   (1)    In this rule:

“designated pathology service” means a pathology service specified in item 66241, 66389, 66403 or 69241.

             (2)   Subject to subrule (3), if an approved pathology practitioner in an approved pathology authority:

             (a)   has been requested to render a pathology service that specified 2 or more estimations comprising a designated pathology service; and

             (b)   is unable to perform 1 or more, but not all, of the estimations because of the lack of facilities in, or expertise or experience of the staff of, the laboratory of the authority in relation to that estimation or those estimations; and

             (c)   requests an approved pathology practitioner in another approved pathology authority to render 1 or more, but not all, of the estimations;

the service rendered by the second-mentioned practitioner is taken to be the designated pathology service.

             (3)   Items 73901 to 73917 (inclusive) do not apply to the second-mentioned approved pathology practitioner in subrule (2).

               6.   For the purposes of items 66201 to 69200 (inclusive):

             (a)   if a pathology service involving the measurement of a substance in urine requires a 24 hour urine collection, or calculation of a substance/creatinine ratio, the service is treated as including any estimation of creatinine in other fluids necessary for the calculation; and

             (b)   tests carried out on material stored from a previous patient episode in response to a later request are treated as part of that previous patient episode if the second request is made within 14 days of that previous patient episode.

               7.   For the purposes of items 69201 to 71000 (inclusive):

             (a)   “serial examinations or cultures” means examinations or cultures requested on 1 occasion whether or not;

                          (i)   the materials are received on different days by the approved pathology practitioner; or

                         (ii)   the examinations or cultures were requested on 1 or more request forms by the treating practitioner; and

             (b)   tests carried out on material stored from a previous patient episode in response to a later request are treated as part of that previous patient episode if the second request occurs within 14 days of that previous patient episode.

               8.   For the purposes of items 71001 to 72800 (inclusive):

             (a)   in items 71119, 71121, 71123 and 71125, the estimation of a single antibody includes qualitative and quantitative assays for that antibody; and

             (b)   tests carried out on material stored from a previous patient episode in response to a later request are treated as part of that previous patient episode if the second request occurs within 14 days of that previous patient episode.

               9.   For the purposes of items 72801 to 73040 (inclusive):

             (a)   “biopsy material” means all tissue received by the approved pathology practitioner from an operation, or a group of operations, performed on a patient at the same time, other than a bone marrow biopsy; and

             (b)   if:

                          (i)   a pathology service that is the examination of biopsy material is rendered under any of those items; and

                         (ii)   a further pathology service mentioned in any of those items is also rendered using that biopsy material;

                     those pathology services are treated as 1 pathology service.

             10.   For the purposes of items 73041 to 73280 (inclusive), “serial examinations” means examinations requested on 1 occasion whether or not:

             (a)   the materials are received on different days by the approved pathology practitioner; or

             (b)   the examinations were requested on 1 or more request forms by the treating practitioner.

             11.   (1)    For the purposes of this rule and items 73901 to 73921 (inclusive):

“institution” means a place (other than a hospital, a nursing home or accommodation for aged persons that is attached to a nursing home or situated within a nursing home complex) at which residential accommodation or day care is, or both residential accommodation and day care are, made available to:

             (a)   disadvantaged children; or

             (b)   juvenile offenders; or

             (c)   aged persons; or

             (d)   chronically ill psychiatric patients; or

             (e)   homeless persons; or

              (f)   unemployed persons; or

             (g)   persons suffering from alcoholism; or

             (h)   persons addicted to drugs; or

              (i)   physically or mentally handicapped persons;

“licensed collection centre” has the same meaning as in Part IIa of the Act;

“prescribed laboratory” means a laboratory operated by:

             (a)   the Commonwealth; or

             (b)   a State; or

             (c)   an authority of a State or Territory; or

             (d)   the Northern Territory; or

             (e)   the Australian Capital Territory; or

              (f)   an Australian tertiary education institution.

“specimen collection centre” has the same meaning as in Part IIa of the Act;

“temporary collection centre” has the same meaning as in Part IIa of the Act;

“treating practitioner” has the same meaning as in paragraph 16a (1) (a) of the Act.

             (2)   A service mentioned in items 73901 to 73921 (inclusive) applies to a pathology service when rendered by, or on behalf of, an approved pathology practitioner who is a recognised pathologist unless:

             (a)   the service is rendered upon a request made in the course of an out-patient service at a recognised hospital; or

             (b)   the service is rendered upon a request made for a patient who is a private patient in a recognised hospital when the request was made; or

             (c)   the pathology equipment of a recognised hospital, or prescribed laboratory, is used rendering the service; or

             (d)   a member of the staff of a recognised hospital, or prescribed laboratory, participates in the service in the course of the member’s employment with the hospital or laboratory.

             (3)   A service mentioned in items 73901 to 73921 (inclusive) does not apply to a pathology service:

             (a)   to which subsection 16a (7) of the Act applies; or

             (b)   unless at least one of items 65001 to 73529 (inclusive) also applies to that service.

             (4)   Subject to subrule (6), if one item of items 73901 to 73917 (inclusive) applies to a patient episode, none of the remainder of those items applies to that patient episode.

             (5)   Item 73921 applies only to the approved pathology practitioner or approved pathology authority to whom the specimen mentioned in the item was referred.

             (6)   If, in respect of the same patient episode:

             (a)   services referred to in 1 or more items:

                          (i)   in Group P5; and

                         (ii)   in one of Groups P1, P2, P3, P4, P6, P7 and P8; or

             (b)   services referred to in 1 or more items:

                          (i)   in Group P6; and

                         (ii)   in one of Groups P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P7 and P8;

are rendered by an approved pathology practitioner in each of 2 approved pathology authorities, the applicable amount specified in an item in Group P10 is payable to both approved pathology practitioners.

             (7)   If more than one specimen is collected from a person on the same day for the provision of pathology services:

             (a)   in accordance with more than one request; and

             (b)   in or by a single approved pathology authority;

only a single amount specified in the applicable item in Group P10 is payable for the services.

          11a.   If item 73921 applies to a patient episode, none of items 73901 to 73917 (inclusive) applies to any pathology service rendered by the approved pathology authority or the approved pathology provider in respect of that patient episode.

          11b.   (1)    Item 73921 does not apply to a referral if:

             (a)   a service in respect of the same patient episode has been carried out by the referring approved pathology authority; and

             (b)   the approved pathology authority to which the referral is made is related to the referring approved pathology authority.

             (2)   An approved pathology authority is related to another approved pathology authority for the purposes of subclause (1) if:

             (a)   both approved pathology authorities are employed (including employed under contract) by the same person, whether or not that person is also an approved pathology authority; or

             (b)   either of the approved pathology authorities is employed (including employed under contract) by the other; or

             (c)   if both of the approved pathology authorities are corporations—the approved pathology authorities are related corporations within the meaning of the Corporations Law; or

             (d)   the approved pathology authorities are partners (whether or not either or both of the approved pathology authorities are individuals and whether or not other persons are in partnership with either or both of the approved pathology authorities).

             12.   The abbreviations in Part 3 of this table may be used to identify particular pathology services or groups of pathology services.

 


 


SCHEDULE—continued

PART 2—SERVICES AND FEES

GROUP P1—HAEMATOLOGY

Item number

Pathology service

Fee
$

65001

Blood count consisting of erythrocyte count, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, blood viscosity, haematocrit, haemoglobin, platelet count, leucocyte count, reticulocyte count—1 or 2 procedures

5.60

65003

3 or more procedures to which item 65001 applies, including any calculation or measurement of erythrocyte or other indices

7.65

65005

Examination of blood film, with or without 5 part differential cell count, or 5 part differential cell count with or without examination of blood film, and, if performed, any of these additional services—

Direct Coombs test; tests for heterophile antibodies, cold agglutinins, examination of blood film by special stains to demonstrate Heinz bodies, parasites or iron, or examination of a blood film with alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase, choloroacetate esterase, neutrophil alkaline phosphatase, nitroblue tetrazolium, periodic acid Schiff, Sudan Black stains, or Kleihauer test for HbF on blood film, including any services specified in item 65027

10.10

65007

Full blood examination consisting of items 65003 and 65005

17.50

65009

Erythrocytes, qualitative or quantitative assessment of haemolysis or metabolic enzymes by—erythrocyte autohaemolysis test, erythrocyte fragility test, sugar water test, erythrocyte metabolic enzyme test, heat denaturation test, isopropanol precipitation test, acid haemolysis test, and quantitation of muramidase in serum or urine—1 or more procedures

23.30

65011

Tests for the diagnosis of haemoglobinopathy consisting of haemoglobin electrophoresis and 2 of the following—examination for HbH, quantitation of HbA2 or HbF—including any services specified in items 65001, 65003, 65005 and 65007

36.30

65013

Histopathological examination of sections of bone marrow trephine biopsy including, where indicated, examination of marrow smears and any special stains and immunochemical techniques, including any services specified in items 65001, 65003, 65005, 65007 and 65015

111.50

65015

Bone marrow examination of aspirated material including any special stains, immunochemical techniques and clot sections where necessary, including any services specified in items 65001, 65003, 65005 and 65007

80.95

65017

Blood grouping, including back-grouping when performed—ABO and Rh (D antigen)

9.80

65019

Blood grouping—Rh phenotypes, Kell system, Duffy system, M and N factors or any other blood group system—1 or more systems, including any services specified in item 65017

19.50

65021

Blood grouping, including back-grouping when performed, and examination of serum for Rh and other blood group antibodies, including identification and quantitative estimation of any antibodies detected, and including any services specified in items 65001, 65003, 65005 and 65007

36.30

65023

Compatibility testing, including all necessary grouping checks of patient and donor, examination for antibodies, identification and, if necessary, quantitative estimation of any antibodies detected and any services specified in items 65001, 65003, 65005, 65007, 65017 and 65021 including all testing performed on any 1 day

88.60

65025

Examination of serum for blood group antibodies including identification and, if necessary, quantitative estimation of any antibodies detected

16.05

65027

Direct Coombs test, qualitative or quantitative test for cold agglutinins, or heterophile antibodies, qualitative spectroscopic examination of blood for abnormal haemoglobins, qualitative test for red cell porphyrins and detection of metalbumin (Schumm’s test) including those services specified in items 65005 and 65007—1 or more tests

8.85

65029

Skin bleeding time, coagulation time, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, thrombin time (including test for presence of an inhibitor and serial tests for fibrinolysis), test for factor XIII deficiency, fibrinogen, or 1 of: fibrinogen degradation products, fibrin monomer or D-dimer—1 estimation

12.25

65031

2 estimations specified in item 65029

16.20

65033

3 estimations specified in item 65029

20.15

65035

4 or more estimations specified in item 65029

24.10

65037

Quantitative assay, by 1 or more techniques, of plasminogen, antithrombin III, Protein C, Protein S, heparin cofactor II, euglobulin clot lysis time and test for lupus anticoagulant—1 estimation

24.05

65039

4 or more estimations specified in item 65037

76.40

65041

Platelet aggregation in response to ADP, collagen, 5HT, ristocetin or similar substance—1 or more estimations

48.10

65043

Heparin assay, only when monitoring a patient on subcutaneous heparin or low molecular weight heparin —1 or more estimations

32.10

65045

Quantitative assay of:

Von Willebrand’s factor antigen (factor VIII related antigen), Von Willebrand’s factor (ristocetin cofactor), factor II, factor V, factor VII, factor VIII, factor IX, factor X, factor XI, factor XII, factor XIII, Fletcher factor, Fitzgerald factor, Passovy factor—1 estimation

32.05

65047

2 estimations as specified in item 65045

46.20

65049

3 or more estimations as specified in item 65045

60.35

GROUP P2—CHEMICAL

66201

Quantitative estimation in serum, plasma, urine or other body fluid, by any method except by reagent strip with or without reflectance meter or electrophoresis, of:—

alanine aminotransferase, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, aspartate aminotransferase, bicarbonate, bilirubin (total and any fractions), calcium (total, dialysed or ionised), chloride, creatine kinase, creatine kinase isoenzymes (when not performed as specified in item 66245), creatinine, fructosamine, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase, globulin, glucose, lactate dehydrogenase, lipase, lithium, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, total protein, sodium, urate, urea—1 estimation

9.90

66203

2 estimations specified in item 66201

11.95

66205

3 estimations specified in item 66201

14.00

66207

4 estimations specified in item 66201

16.05

66209

5 estimations specified in item 66201

18.10

66211

6 or more estimations specified in item 66201

20.15

66213

Qualitative estimation by any method, except by reagent strip or dip-stick of the following urine constituents:

bilirubin, cystine (cysteine), haemoglobin, melanin (melanogen), myoglobin, porphobilinogen, porphyrins, urobilinogen or pH measurement of body fluids other than urine (excepting urine acidification test), or cryoglobulins or cryofibrinogen in plasma—1 or more estimations

9.60

66215

Quantitative estimation of cryoglobulins or cryofibrinogen after a positive result for cryoglobulin is obtained in any service specified in item 66213 (including provision of that service)—1 or more estimations

14.50

66217

Qualitative estimation by any method except by reagent strip or dip-stick of the following faecal constituents—

haemoglobin, porphyrins, reducing substances—each estimation, to a maximum of 3 estimations, taken on separate days

6.40

66219

Immunological detection of human haemoglobin in faeces, including any additional services specified in item 66217—1 estimation in any 28 day period

12.20

66223

Osmolality, estimation by osmometer, in serum or in urine—1 or more estimations

24.05

66225

Quantitative estimation of blood gases including tests performed from pO2, oxygen saturation, pCO2, bicarbonate, pH, and any other measurement (eg. haemoglobin, potassium) or calculation performed on the same specimen—1 or more estimations on 1 specimen

32.85

66227

Estimation of blood gases as specified in item 66225 on each specimen in excess of 1 to a maximum of 6 specimens within any 1 day

8.70

66229

Calculus, analysis of 1 or more

29.80

66231

Drug or chemical assays—including all qualitative and quantitative tests on blood, urine or other body fluid for a drug or drugs of abuse, including illegal drugs and legally available drugs taken other than in appropriate dosage, ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals including any services specified in items 66235, 66237 and 66239, but excluding the surveillance of sports people and athletes for performance improving substances or the monitoring of patients participating in a drug abuse treatment program

40.50

66235

Drug assay—quantitative estimation on blood or other body fluid by any method or methods of a drug being used therapeutically for the patient from whom the specimen was taken and not elsewhere specified in the Schedule—1 estimation

20.20

66237

2 estimations specified in item 66235

28.30

66239

3 or more estimations specified in item 66235

36.40

66241

Estimations specified in any of items 66235 to 66239 (inclusive), if the number of estimations relating to the same patient episode does not exceed 3—each estimation to a maximum of 2 estimations

8.10

66243

Amniotic fluid, spectrophotometric examination of, estimation of lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio, palmitic acid, phosphatidylglycerol or lamellar body phospholipid—1 or more examinations or estimations

32.10

66245

Electrophoresis, quantitative or qualitative, of serum, urine or other body fluid to demonstrate protein classes or presence and amount of paraprotein, or the isoenzymes of lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase and creatine kinase or lipoprotein electrophoresis (only when the cholesterol is >6.5 mmol/l and triglyceride >3.0 mmol/l or in the diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia), including the preliminary quantitation of total protein, albumin and globulin or of total relevant enzyme activity—1 examination to a maximum of 2 examinations in any 12 month period

29.80

66247

Electrophoresis, quantitative or qualitative, of concurrently collected, or collected within a 28 day period, serum, urine or other body fluid to demonstrate protein classes or presence and amount of paraprotein, including the preliminary quantitation of total protein, albumin and globulin, or of total relevant enzyme activity—2 or more examinations

44.30

66255

Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, alpha-1-antitrypsin, alpha-2-macroglobulin, quantitative estimation in serum, urine or other body fluid—1 or more estimations

19.65

66257

C-1 esterase inhibitor, quantitative estimation

19.65

66258

C-1 esterase inhibitor, functional assay

43.95

66261

CA-125 antigen, CA-15.3 antigen, CA-19.9 antigen, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), mammary serum antigen, mucin-like carcinoma associated antigen (1 or more fractions), neuron-specific enolase, thyroglobulin in serum or other body fluid, in the monitoring or confirmation of malignancy, quantitative estimation—1 estimation

19.65

66262

2 or more estimations specified in item 66261

36.20

66263

Iron studies consisting of quantitative analysis of iron, transferrin or iron binding capacity and ferritin

38.20

66265

Serum B12, serum folate—1 or more estimations within any 28 day period

24.05

66267

Red cell folate and serum B12 and, if required, serum folate, to a maximum of 3 estimations in any 12 month period

43.90

66269

Vitamins , quantitative estimation in blood, urine or other body fluid, by direct or indirect means, of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, and E—1 or more estimations within any 6 month period

29.80

66271

Vitamin D or D fractions—1 or more estimations

29.80

66277

Aluminium (except if item 66325 applies), arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, chromium, gold, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, in blood, urine or other body fluid or tissue—1 or more estimations in any 6 month period

34.90

66279

Blood lead estimation, other than for occupational health screening purposes, to a maximum of 3 estimations in any 6 month period—each estimation

29.80

66281

Porphyrins (1 or more fractions), catecholamines (1 or more fractions), hydroxymethoxymandelic acid (HMMA), homovanillic acid (HVA), metanephrines, methoxyhydroxyphenylethylene glycol (MHPG),  phenylacetic acid (PAA)—quantitative including any qualitative estimations—1 or more estimations

38.95

66283

Faecal fat, breath hydrogen measurements in response to loading with disaccharides—1 or more quantitative estimations within any 28 day period

38.95

66285

Solid tissue or tissues excluding blood elements—assay of 1 or 2 enzymes

38.95

66287

Assay of 3 to 5 enzymes as specified in item 66285

72.55

66289

Assay of 6 or more enzymes as specified in item 66285

96.25

66291

Thyroid function tests, including thyrotrophin (TSH) and at least 1 or more of the following tests—free thyroxine index, free thyroxine, free T3, total T3, thyroxine binding globulin

40.50

66293

Thyrotrophin releasing hormone (TRH) test, including provision and administration of TRH and all necessary estimations of hormones

48.10

66295

Growth hormone suppression by glucose loading, growth hormone stimulation by exercise, dexamethasone suppression test, L-dopa stimulation of growth hormone, where physically performed by a recognised pathologist—1 or more procedures

11.45

66297

Gonadotrophin releasing hormone stimulation test, synacthen stimulation test, glucagon stimulation test with C-peptide measurement, pentagastrin stimulation of thyrocalcitonin release, secretin stimulation of gastrin release, insulin hypoglycaemia, arginine infusion, where physically performed by a recognised pathologist—1 procedure

38.20

66299

2 or more tests specified in item 66297

61.10

66315

Hormone receptor assay on proven primary breast or ovarian carcinoma or a metastasis from a breast or ovarian carcinoma or a subsequent lesion in the breast—1 or more assays

77.90

66317

HDL cholesterol or apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio, estimation of, in patients with serum cholesterol >5.5 mmol/1 or those on prescribed lipid lowering drugs or with a fasting serum triglyceride level >2.0 mmol/1—each episode to a maximum of 4 episodes in any 12 month period

12.20

66319

Glycosylated haemoglobin only when performed in the management of established diabetes—each estimation to a maximum of 4 estimations in any 12 month period

16.40

66321

Quantitative estimation in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy of alpha fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotrophin and oestriol and any other substance to detect foetal abnormality, including any service specified in 1 or more of items 66353, 66373, 73527 or 73529—1 patient episode in that pregnancy

53.80

66323

Estimation of tryptic activity in faeces for the investigation of diarrhoea of greater than 4 weeks duration in children less than 6 years of age

10.85

66325

Estimation of serum aluminium in a patient in a renal dialysis program—each estimation

34.90

66331

Quantitative estimation in serum, plasma, urine or other body fluid of cholesterol or triglycerides or both, except by reagent strip with or without reflectance meter or electrophoresis

11.75

 66335

Services specified in item 66331 and 1 estimation specified in item 66201

14.00

 66337

Services specified in item 66331 and 2 estimations specified in item 66201

16.05

 66339

Services specified in item 66331 and 3 estimations specified in item 66201

18.10

66341

Services specified in item 66331 and 4 or more estimations specified in item 66201

20.15

66343

Drug assays, including all qualitative and quantitative estimations on blood, urine or other body fluid for a drug, or drugs, of abuse or a therapeutic drug, on a sample collected from a patient participating in a drug abuse treatment program, or being treated for drug effects or under a court order or parole board supervision, but excluding the detection of nicotine and metabolites in smoking withdrawal programs—each assay to a maximum of 21 assays in any 12 month period

20.25

66353

Alpha fetoprotein (where not requested as part of item 66321)—quantitative estimation in serum or other body fluids

19.65

66355

Ferritin (where not requested as part of iron studies)—quantitative estimation

19.65

66357

Prostate specific antigen, prostatic acid phosphatase, in the monitoring or confirmation of malignancy—quantitative estimation—1 estimation

19.65

66359

2 estimations specified in item 66357

36.20

66361

Beta-2-microglobulin, caeruloplasmin, haptoglobulins, microalbumin in proven diabetes mellitus, prealbumin—quantitative estimation in serum, urine or other body fluids—1 estimation

19.65

66363

2 or more estimations specified in item 66361

36.20

66365

Neonatal bilirubin (1 or more fractions)—quantitative estimation

24.05

66367

Acetoacetate, alcohol, amino acids, ammonia, angiotensin converting enzyme, beta-hydroxybutyrate, cholinesterase, cysteine, total free fatty acids, histamine, hydroxyindoleacetic acid, hydroxyproline, lactate, oxalate, pyruvate, serotonin, xylose, zinc—1 quantitative estimation

24.05

66369

2 or more estimations specified in item 66367

37.80

66371

TSH (where not requested as part of thyroid function test or in association with other hormones or hormone binding proteins specified in item 66377)—quantitative estimation

31.15

66373

Human placental lactogen, oestriol (where not requested as part of item 66321)—quantitative estimation by any method—1 estimation

31.15

66375

2 estimations specified in item 66373

42.05

66377

Hormones and hormone binding proteins, quantitative estimation by any method, of—androstenedione, DHEAS, dihydrotestosterone, FSH, hydroxyprogesterone, LH, oestradiol, oestrone, progesterone, prolactin, sex hormone binding globulin, free or total testosterone, TSH (where it is not requested on its own or as part of a thyroid function test)—1 estimation

31.15

66379

2 estimations specified in item 66377

42.05

66381

3 estimations specified in item 66377

52.95

66383

4 estimations specified in item 66377

63.85

66385

5 estimations specified in item 66377

74.75

66387

6 or more estimations specified in item 66377

85.65

66389

Estimations specified in any of items 66377 to 66387 (inclusive), if the number of estimations relating to the same patient episode does not exceed 6—each estimation to a maximum of 5 estimations

10.90

66391

Hormones and hormone binding proteins, quantitative estimation by any method, of: ACTH, aldosterone, C-peptide, calcitonin, cortisol, cyclic AMP, 11-deoxycortisol, gastrin, glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, PTH, renin, somatomedin C(IgF1), urine steroid fraction or fractions, vasoactive intestinal peptide, vasopressin (anti-diuretic hormone)—1 estimation

31.15

66393

2 estimations specified in item 66391

42.05

66395

3 estimations specified in item 66391

52.95

66397

4 estimations specified in item 66391

63.85

66399

5 estimations specified in item 66391

74.75

66401

6 or more estimations specified in item 66391

85.65

66403

Estimations specified in any of items 66391 to 66401 (inclusive), if the number of estimations relating to the same patient episode does not exceed 6—each estimation to a maximum of 5 estimations

10.90

GROUP P3—MICROBIOLOGY

69201

Microscopic examination of material other than blood, from 1 or more sites, obtained directly from a patient and excluding material from cultures—wet film, including differential cell count if performed, examination for dermatophytes or dark ground illumination, or stained preparation or preparations using any relevant stain or stains—1 or more examinations

7.25

69203

Microscopic examination of faeces for parasites using concentration techniques including the use of appropriate stains, to a maximum of 3 estimations taken on separate days including any services specified in item 69201—each estimation

12.20

69205

The cultural examination and microscopical examination when indicated (including the detection of antigens not elsewhere specified in the Schedule) to determine the presence of pathogenic micro-organisms, including fungi but excluding viruses, from nasal swabs, throat swabs, eye swabs and ear swabs, including pathogen identification and antibiotic sensitivity testing, including any services specified in item 69201—1 or more sites

19.10

69207

Microscopical and cultural examination (including the detection of antigens not elsewhere specified in the Schedule) to determine the presence of pathogenic micro-organisms, including fungi but excluding viruses, from the following sites: skin or other superficial sites, urethra, vagina, cervix or rectum (except for faecal pathogens), or specimens of sputum (except when part of item 69213), including pathogenic identification and antibiotic sensitivity testing, including any services specified in items 69201, 69205 and 73810—1 or more examinations on 1 or more specimens

27.90

69209

Microscopical and cultural examination (including the detection of antigens not elsewhere specified in the Schedule) of postoperative wounds, aspirations of body cavities, synovial fluid, CSF and operative or biopsy specimens for the presence of pathogenic micro-organisms, including fungi but excluding viruses, involving aerobic and anaerobic culture and the use of different culture media and including pathogen identification and antibiotic sensitivity testing, including any services specified in items 69201, 69205 and 69207—1 or more sites

37.80

69211

Cultural examination (including the detection of clostridial toxins or antigens not elsewhere specified in the Schedule) of faeces to determine the presence or absence of faecal pathogens, involving the use of at least 2 selective or enrichment media as well as culture in at least 2 different atmospheres and includes pathogen identification and antibiotic sensitivity testing, including any services specified in item 69201, to a maximum of 3 specimens in any 7 day period—each examination

45.85

69213

Microscopy with appropriate stains and cultural examinations of 3 specimens of sputum, urine or other bodily fluids for mycobacteria and any other bacterial pathogens, including pathogen identification and antibiotic sensitivity testing and including any services specified in item 69201

64.15

69215

Blood culture to determine the presence or absence of pathogenic micro-organisms excluding viruses, including serial cultures and sub-cultures, any relevant cultural methods and any tests necessary to identify any cultured pathogen and necessary antibiotic sensitivity testing —each set of cultures to a maximum of 3 sets

16.80

69217

Urine examination including serial examination, with cell count, relevant stained preparations, culture, colony count by any method, identification of any cultured pathogens, antibiotic sensitivity testing when necessary, and with any relevant general examination for pH, specific gravity, blood, albumin, urobilinogen, sugar, acetone or bile salts (simple culture by dip slide is excluded from this item)

20.30

69219

Direct detection of the antigens of Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Group B streptococcus (in CSF and urine specimens only), RSV, cryptococcal antigens and Varicella zoster or detection of Clostridium difficile toxin except where item 69211 has been performed—1 or more estimations

16.05

69221

Direct detection of Chlamydia from clinical material, not cultures—1 or more estimations

9.60

69223

Direct detection of herpes simplex virus from clinical material, not cultures—1 or more estimations

9.60

69229

Antibodies to microbial or exogenous antigens not elsewhere specified in the Schedule—estimation of 1 antibody

13.75

69231

2 estimations specified in item 69229

21.05

69233

3 estimations specified in item 69229

28.35

69235

4 estimations specified in item 69229

35.65

69237

5 estimations specified in item 69229

42.95

69239

6 or more estimations specified in item 69229

50.25

69241

Estimations specified in any of items 69229 to 69239 (inclusive), if the number of estimations relating to the same patient episode does not exceed 6—each estimation to a maximum of 5 estimations

7.30

69243

Hepatitis B surface antigen test

13.60

69245

Hepatitis B serology to define the immune status of an individual, including at least hepatitis B surface antibody or hepatitis B core antibody tests, including services specified in items 69243, 69247 and 69249

18.35

69247

All serological tests performed for the identification of the agent causing acute hepatitis, which must include hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antibody and hepatitis A IgM antibody tests and those services specified in items 69243, 69245 and 69249

36.30

69249

All tests performed in the follow-up of a patient with proven hepatitis B, including hepatitis B surface antigen and either hepatitis B antigen or hepatitis B surface antibody tests, including services specified in items 69243 and 69245

26.35

69251

Antibiotics or antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents, concentration in serum, urine or other body fluid, by direct quantitative measurement of the agent—1 or more estimations

24.05

69253

All microbiological serology during a pregnancy, which must include the determination of 1 of the following—rubella immune status, specific syphilis serology or hepatitis B surface antigen, including any service specified in 1 or more of items 69229, 69243 or 69245, except in the investigation of a clinically apparent intercurrent microbial illness during that pregnancy

13.75

69255

All microbiological serology during a pregnancy, which must include the determination of 2 of the following—rubella immune status, specific syphilis serology or hepatitis B surface antigen and including any service specified in 1 or more of items 69229, 69243 or 69245, except in the investigation of a clinically apparent intercurrent microbial illness during that pregnancy

21.00

69257

All microbiological serology during a pregnancy, which must include the determination of all 3 of the following—rubella immune status, specific syphilis serology and hepatitis B surface antigen, including any service specified in 1 or more of items 69229, 69243 or 69245, except in the investigation of a clinically apparent intercurrent microbial illness during that pregnancy

27.90

69261

Examination for chlamydia by culture or by the demonstration of chlamydial nucleic acid using a DNA probe in material collected directly from a patient, including a service specified in item 69221, 69223 or 69263

17.80

 69263

Examination for herpes simplex virus of one or more types in material collected directly from a patient by culture, including a service specified in item 69221, 69223 or 69261

27.80

 69265

Determination of antibodies to hepatitis C

13.75

GROUP P4—IMMUNOLOGY

71061

Examination for, and characterisation of, a paraprotein or cryoglobulin not previously characterised on serum, urine or other body fluid by immunoelectrophoresis or immunofixation—1 or more procedures

28.45

71063

Examination for, and characterisation of, a paraprotein not previously characterised, by immunoelectrophoresis or immunofixation on serum and urine collected concurrently—2 or more procedures

42.90

71065

Examination of CSF and serum concurrently for the presence of oligoclonal proteins—2 or more procedures

42.90

71067

Immunoglobulins A, G, M or D, quantitative estimation by any method in serum, urine or other body fluid—1 estimation

14.65

71069

2 estimations as specified in item 71067

23.15

71071

3 or more estimations as specified in item 71067

31.65

71073

Immunoglobulin G subclasses, quantitative estimation of all 4 subclasses with a maximum of 2 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

103.45

71075

Immunoglobulin E (total), quantitative estimation with a maximum of 2 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

26.35

71077

Immunoglobulin E (total), quantitative estimation in the follow-up of a patient with proven immunoglobulin E secreting myeloma, proven congenital immunodeficiency or proven allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, with a maximum of 6 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

26.35

71079

Estimation of specific immunoglobulin G or E antibodies to single or multiple potential allergens, with a maximum of 4 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

23.80

71081

Total haemolytic complement, quantitative estimation

19.65

71083

Complement components C3, C4 or properdin factor B, quantitative estimation—1 estimation

19.65

71085

2 estimations as specified in item 71083

28.20

71087

3 or more estimations as specified in item 71083

36.80

71089

Complement components or breakdown products of complement proteins not elsewhere specified in an item in this Schedule, quantitative estimation—1 estimation

28.40

71091

2 estimations as specified in item 71089

51.45

71093

3 or more estimations as specified in item 71089

74.50

71097

Antinuclear antibodies, detection in serum or other body fluids, including quantitation if required

24.80

71099

Double-stranded DNA antibodies, quantitative estimation by 1 or more methods other than the Crithidia method

25.85

71101

Antibodies to 1 or more extractable nuclear antigens, detection in serum or other body fluids

16.95

71103

Antibodies to 1 or more extractable nuclear antigens, characterisation after a positive result is obtained by a service specified in item 71101, including that service

50.70

71105

Rheumatoid factor, detection by any technique

8.50

71107

Quantitation of rheumatoid factor if detected during a service specified in item 71105, including that service

19.65

71109

Antibodies to tissue antigens (acetylcholine receptor, adrenal cortex, cardiolipin, glomerular basement membrane, heart, histone, insulin, insulin receptor, intrinsic factor, islet cell, lymphocyte, neuron, neutrophil cytoplasm, ovary, parathyroid, platelet, salivary gland, skeletal muscle, skin basement membrane and intercellular substance, thyroglobulin, thyroid microsome, thyroid stimulating hormone receptor), qualitative or quantitative—estimation of 1 antibody

33.65

71113

Estimation of 2 antibodies specified in item 71109

46.20

71115

Estimation of 3 antibodies specified in item 71109

58.75

71117

Estimation of 4 antibodies specified in item 71109

71.30

71119

Antibodies to tissue antigens not elsewhere specified in an item in this Schedule, qualitative or quantitative—estimation of 1 antibody

16.90

71121

Estimation of 2 antibodies specified in item 71119

20.25

71123

Estimation of 3 antibodies specified in item 71119

23.60

71125

Estimation of 4 or more antibodies specified in item 71119

26.95

71127

Functional tests for lymphocytes—estimation of proliferation induced by 1 or more mitogens, estimation of proliferation induced by 1 or more antigens or estimation of 1 or more mixed lymphocyte reactions, other than quantitation by microscopy, including a test specified in item 65005, with a maximum of 2 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

171.85

71129

2 estimations specified in item 71127

212.30

71131

3 or more estimations specified in item 71127

252.75

71135

Determination of neutrophil function—comprising at least 2 of neutrophil chemotaxis, neutrophil phagocytosis, neutrophil oxidative metabolism, neutrophil bactericidal activity—including any test specified in item 65005 (other than nitroblue tetrazolium reduction slide test), with a maximum of 2 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

202.70

71137

Determination of cell mediated immunity by multiple antigen delayed type hypersensitivity intradermal skin testing using a minimum of 7 antigens, with a maximum of 2 patient episodes in any 12 month period—each patient episode

29.50

71139

Characterisation of 3 or more leucocyte surface antigens by immunofluorescence or immunoenzyme techniques to assess lymphoid or myeloid cell populations on 1 or more specimens of blood, CSF or serous fluid

101.35

71141

Characterisation of 3 or more leucocyte surface antigens by immunofluorescence or immunoenzyme techniques to assess lymphoid or myeloid cell populations on 1 or more disaggregated tissue specimens

222.35

71143

Characterisation (not monitoring) of 6 or more leucocyte surface antigens by immunofluorescence or immunoenzyme techniques to assess lymphoid or myeloid cell populations in an immunological or haematological malignancy, including any service specified in 1 or more of items 71139 or 71141, on a specimen of blood, CSF, serous fluid or disaggregated tissue

253.40

71145

Characterisation (not monitoring) of 6 or more leucocyte surface antigens by immunofluorescence or immunoenzyme techniques to assess lymphoid or myeloid cell populations in an immunological or haematological malignancy, including any service specified in 1 or more of items 71139, 71141 or 71143, on 2 or more specimens of disaggregated tissues or 1 specimen of disaggregated tissue and 1 or more specimens of blood, CSF or serous fluid

413.70

71147

HLA-B27 typing

33.60

71149

Complete tissue typing for 4 HLA-A and HLA-B Class I antigens (including any separation of leucocytes), including any service specified in item 71147

105.50

71151

Tissue typing for HLA-DR, HLA-DP and HLA-DQ Class II antigens (including any separation of leucocytes)—phenotyping or genotyping of 2 or more antigens

115.85

GROUP P5—HISTOPATHOLOGY

72801

Histopathology examination of biopsy material including all tissue processing, staining and professional opinion or opinions

78.05

72803

Immediate frozen section diagnosis of biopsy material, including any other histopathology examination

126.80

72805

Immunohistochemical investigation of biopsy material by 1 or more of immunofluorescent, immunoperoxidase or other labelled antibody techniques including any other histopathology examination

96.25

72807

Electron microscopy of biopsy material including any other histopathology examination

102.35

GROUP P6—CYTOPATHOLOGY

73043

Cytological examination including serial examinations of smears from skin, nipple discharge, lip, mouth, nose or anus for detection of precancerous or cancerous changes—1 or more examinations

14.80

73045

Cytological examination, other than an examination mentioned in item 73053, for malignancy, including serial examinations and histological services performed on the resulting specimens from washings or brushings from sites not specified in item 73043, or performed on a single specimen of sputum or urine or on 1 or more specimens of other body fluids—1 or more examinations

29.00

73047

Cytological examination including examination of a series of 3 sputum or urine specimens for malignant cells

60.35

73049

Cytological examination of material obtained from a patient by fine needle aspiration of solid tissue or tissues

36.30

73051

Cytological examination of material obtained from a patient by fine needle aspiration of solid tissue or tissues where the aspiration is performed by a recognised pathologist; or where a recognised pathologist attends the aspiration and performs cytological examination during the attendance

68.00

73053

Routine cytological examination of smears from cervix for detection of precancerous or cancerous changes in women with no symptoms, signs or recent history suggestive of cervical neoplasia and smears repeated due to an unsatisfactory routine smear—each examination

12.40

73055

Cytological examination of smears from cervix in association with the management of previously detected abnormalities including precancerous or cancerous conditions, or the investigation of women with symptoms, signs or recent history suggestive of cervical neoplasia, not associated with item 73053—each examination

12.40

73057

Cytological examination of smears from vagina, not associated with items 73053 or 73055—each examination

12.40

GROUP P7—CYTOGENETICS

73287

Chromosome studies, including preparation, count, karyotyping and identification by banding techniques or by fragile X-site determination of one or more of amniotic fluid, bone marrow, skin and any other tissue or fluid except blood—1 or more estimations

323.50

73289

Chromosome studies, including preparation, count, karyotyping and identification by banding techniques or by fragile X-site determination of blood—1 or more estimations

293.15

GROUP P8—INFERTILITY AND PREGNANCY TESTS

73521

Semen examination for presence of spermatozoa or examination of cervical mucus for spermatozoa (Huhner’s test)

6.70

73523

Semen examination (excluding post vasectomy semen examination), involving measurement of volume, sperm count, motility, examination of stained preparations, morphology, and, if performed, differential count and 1 or more chemical tests, with a maximum of 4 examinations in any 12 month period

27.90

73525

Sperm antibodies, sperm penetrating ability—1 or more tests

17.95

73527

Chorionic gonadotrophin (beta-HCG), qualitative estimation in serum or urine by 1 or more methods, including serial dilution if performed, for diagnosis of pregnancy —1 or more estimations

9.80

73529

Chorionic gonadotrophin (beta-HCG), qualitative (if performed) and quantitative estimation in serum by 1 or more methods for diagnosis of hydatidiform mole, HCG-secreting neoplasm, threatened abortion or follow up of abortion

27.90

GROUP P9—SIMPLE BASIC PATHOLOGY TESTS

73801

Seminal examination for presence of spermatozoa

6.40

73802

Blood count consisting of leucocyte count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, examination of blood film (including differential leucocyte count), haemoglobin estimation, haematocrit estimation or erythrocyte count—1 procedure

4.25

73803

2 procedures specified in item 73802

5.60

73804

3 or more procedures specified in item 73802

7.65

73805

Urine—microscopical examination of, or catalase test for, bacteria and cells, whether stained or not

4.25

73806

Pregnancy test by 1 or more immunochemical methods

10.45

73807

Microscopical examination of wet film other than urine, including any relevant stain

6.40

73808

Microscopical examination of Gram stained film, including any examination specified in items 73805 and 73807

8.05

73809

Chemical tests for occult blood in faeces by reagent stick, strip, tablet or similar method

2.15

73810

Microscopical examination screening for fungi in skin, hair or nails—1 or more sites

6.40

73811

Mantoux test

10.45

GROUP P10—PATIENT EPISODE INITIATION

73901

Initiation of a patient episode which consists only of a service specified in item 73053, 73055 or 73057 from a person who is not in a recognised hospital or a prescribed laboratory

7.75

73903

Initiation of a patient episode which consists only of a service specified in item 72801 from a person who is an in-patient of a hospital other than a recognised hospital

13.95

73905

Initiation of a patient episode which consists only of a service specified in item 72801 from a person who is not an in-patient of a private hospital and not a patient of a recognised hospital

7.75

73907

Initiation of a patient episode by collection of specimen for a service other than a service specified in items 73901, 73903, 73905 and 73801 to 73811 (inclusive) where the specimen is collected in a licensed collection centre other than a temporary licensed collection centre

16.05

73909

Initiation of a patient episode by collection of specimen for a service other than a service specified in items 73901, 73903, 73905 and 73801 to 73811 (inclusive) where the specimen is collected by an approved pathology practitioner or an employee of an approved pathology authority from a person who is an in-patient of a hospital other than a recognised hospital

16.05

73911

Initiation of a patient episode by collection of specimen for a service other than a service specified in items 73901, 73903, 73905 and 73801 to 73811 (inclusive) where the specimen is collected by an approved pathology practitioner or an employee of an approved pathology authority, from a person in the place where the person was residing or in a nursing home or institution

16.05

73913

Initiation of a patient episode by collection of specimen for a service other than a service specified in items 73901, 73903, 73905, 73907, 73917 and 73801 to 73811 (inclusive) where the specimen is collected from the person by the person

9.85

73915

Initiation of a patient episode by collection of specimen for a service other than a service specified in items 73901, 73903, 73905 and 73801 to 73811 (inclusive) where the specimen is collected by or on behalf of the treating practitioner

9.85

73917

Initiation of a patient episode by collection of specimen for a service other than a service specified in items 73901, 73903, 73905 and 73801 to 73811 (inclusive) where the specimen is collected in a temporary licensed collection centre

9.85

GROUP P11—SPECIMEN REFERRED

73921

Referral of specimen by an approved pathology practitioner of an approved pathology authority to another approved pathology practitioner of another approved pathology authority or to another approved pathology authority

9.85


 


PART 3—ABBREVIATIONS

A—ABBREVIATIONS FOR GROUPS OF TESTS

Group

Estimations included in group

Abbreviation

Item numbers

Cardiac Enzymes

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and creatine kinase (CK)

CE

66205

Coagulation Studies

Prothrombin time, activated partial thrombo-plastin time and two or more of the following tests—bleeding time, thrombin clotting time, fibrinogen degradation products, fibrin monomer, D-dimer, factor XIII screening tests

COAG

65035

Electrolytes

Sodium (NA) potassium (K) chloride (CL) and bicarbonate (HCO3)

E

66207

Lipid Studies

Cholesterol (CHOL) and triglycerides (TRIG)

FATS

66331

Liver Function Tests

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), albumin (ALB), bilirubin (BIL), gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and protein (PROT)

LFT

66211

Syphilis Serology

Rapid plasma reagin test (RPR) or venereal disease research laboratory test (VDRL) and treponema pallidum haemagglutination test (TPHA) or fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption test (FTA)

STS

69231

Urea, Electrolytes, Creatine

Urea, electrolytes, creatinine

U&E

66211



BABBREVIATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL TESTS

Abnormal haemoglobins                                                      AH                 65027

Acetoacetate                                                                 ACAT                 66367

Acetylcholine receptor—tissue antigens—antibodies          ARA                 71109

Actinomycetesmicrobial antibody testing                         ACT                 69229

Adenovirus—microbial antibody testing                              ADE                 69229

Adrenal cortex—tissue antigens—antibodies                      ADR                 71109

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)                          ACTH                 66391

AFB microscopy and culture of sputum                              AFB                 69213

Alanine aminotransferase                                                  ALT                 66201

Albumin                                                                           ALB                 66201

Alcohol (ethanol)                                                            ETOH                 66367

Aldosterone                                                                   ALDS                 66391

Alkaline phosphatase                                                         ALP                 66201

Alkaline phosphatase—isoenzymes                                   ALPI                 66245

Alpha fetoprotein                                                              AFP                 66353

Alpha fetoprotein—for Down syndrome/neural tube defect testing             NTDD             66321

Alpha‑1‑acid glycoprotein                                                 AAG                 66255

Alpha-1-antitrypsin                                                           AAT                 66255

Alpha‑2‑macroglobulin                                                     AMG                 66255

Aluminium                                                                          AL                 66277

Aluminium—renal dialysis                                                 ALR                 66325

Amino acids                                                                       AA                 66367

Amiodarone                                                                   AMIO                 66235

Amitriptyline                                                                   AMIT                 66235

Ammonia                                                                         NH3                 66367

Amniotic fluid examination                                                 AFE                 66243

Amylase                                                                          AMS                 66201

Amylobarb                                                                    AMYL                 66235

Androstenedione                                                           ANDR                 66377

Angiotensin converting enzyme                                          ACE                 66367

Antibiotic and antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents—quantitative assay     QAA             69251

Antibodies to—extractable nuclear antigens—detection      ENA                 71101

Antibodies to—extractable nuclear antigens—characterisation of antibodies if positive ENA                                                                                ENAP                 71103

Antibodies to—nuclear antigens—detection                       ANA                 71097

Antibodies to—nuclear antigens—quantitation and measurement of DNA binding if positive ANA                                                                       ANAP                 71099

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—acetylcholine receptor       ARA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—adrenal cortex                  ADR                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—cardiolipin                         ACL                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—centromere                      ACA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—gastric parietal cell            PCA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—gliadin IgA                      GLIA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—glomerular basement membrane                  GBA             71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—heart                                AHE                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—histone                              AHI                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—insulin receptor antibodies INSA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—intercellular cement substance of skin         ICCS             71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—intrinsic factor                    AIF                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—islet cell                             AIC                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—Jo‑1                                   JO1                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—keratin                           KERA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—liver/kidney microsomes    LKA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—lymphocyte                      ALY                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—mitochondria                      MA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—neuron                             ANE                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—neutrophil cytoplasm      ANCA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—ovary                              AOV                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—parathyroid                    PTHA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—platelet                             APA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—PM‑Sc1                           PM1                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—reticulin                            RCA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—salivary gland                    ASG                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—Scl‑70                               SCL                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—skeletal muscle                  SLA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—skin basement membrane  SKA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—smooth muscle                 SMA                 71119

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—thyroglobulin                     ATG                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—thyroid microsome            TMA                 71109

Antibodies to—tissue antigens—TSH receptor antibody test TSHA              71109

Antibody testing, microbial (See Microbial)

Antigen testing, microbial (See Microbial)

Antithrombin III                                                               ATH                 65037

Anus—cytology on specimens from                                SMCY                 73043

Apolipoprotein B/A1 ratio                                                 APO                 66317

Arginine infusion                                                             ARIN                 66297

Arsenic                                                                               AS                 66277

Aspartate aminotransferase                                               AST                 66201

Aspergillus—microbial antibody testing                               ASP                 69229

Avian precipitins (bird fancier’s disease)—microbial antibody testing             APP             69229

B12 vitamin                                                                      RCF                 66267

Barbiturate                                                                    BARB                 66235

Beryllium                                                                            BE                 66277

Beta‑hydroxybutyrate                                                    BHYB                 66367

Beta‑2‑microglobulin                                                       BMIC                 66361

Bicarbonate                                                                   HCO3                 66201

Bilirubin (all fractions)                                                       BILI                 66201

Bilirubin (all fractions)—in urine                                       UBIL                 66213

Bilirubin (all fractions)—neonatal                                      BILN                 66365

Bird fancier’s disease (Avian precipitins)—microbial antibody testing            APP             69229

Blastomyces—microbial antibody testing                           BLM                 69229

Bleeding time                                                                      BT                 65029

Blood—compatibility testing                                           XMAT                 65023

Blood—culture                                                                    BC                 69215

Blood—film                                                                         BF                 65005

Blood—full examination                                                     FBE                 65001

Blood—gases                                                                   GAS                 66225

Blood—group and blood group antibodies                        BGAB                 65021

Blood—group antibodies                                                   BGA                 65025

Blood—group systems                                                       BGS                 65019

Blood—grouping‑ABO and RH (D antigen)                          BG                 65017

Blood—viscosity                                                              VISC                 65001

Body cavities—aspirations of—microscopy and culture of material from     MCS3             69209

Body fluids—cytology                                                     BFCY                 73045

Bone marrow examination—aspirate                              BMEA                 65015

Bone marrow examination—trephine                              BMET                 65013

Bordetella pertussis—microbial antibody testing                  BOR                 69229

Borrelia burgdorferi—microbial antibody testing                 BOB                 69229

Breath hydrogen test                                                         BHT                 66283

Bromide                                                                       BRMD                 66235

Brucella—microbial antibody testing                                  BRU                 69229

C‑l esterase inhibitor—quantitative                                   CEIQ                 66257

C‑l esterase inhibitor—functional                                       CEIF                 66258

C‑Peptide                                                                       CPEP                 66391

C‑reactive protein                                                             CRP                 65001

CA‑15.3 antigen                                                              CA15                 66261

CA‑l9.9 antigen                                                               CA19                 66261

CA‑125 antigen                                                                C125                 66261

Cadmium                                                                            CD                 66277

Caeruloplasmin                                                               CPLS                 66361

Calcitonin                                                                       CALT                 66391

Calcium (total, dialysed or ionized)                                       CA                 66201

Calculus analysis                                                            CALC                 66229

Campylobacter jejuni—microbial antibody testing               CAM                 69229

Candida—microbial antibody testing                                  CAN                 69229

Carbamazepine (Tegretol)                                              CARB                 66235

Carboxyhaemoglobin                                                      COHB                 65027

Carcinoembryonic antigen                                                 CEA                 66261

Cardiac enzymes (see group tests)                                       CE                 66205

Cardiolipin—tissue antigens—antibodies                             ACL                 71109

Catecholamines                                                                CAT                 66281

Cell mediated immunity—delayed type—hypersensitivity test CMI                71137

Centromere—tissue antigens—antibodies                          ACA                 71119

Cervix—cytology—routine                                                CCR                 73053

Cervix—cytology—abnormalities                                    CCRA                 73055

Cervix—microscopy and culture of material from             MCS2                 69207

Characterisation of antibodies if positive ENA                  ENAP                 71103

Chemicals, toxic (ingested or absorbed)—assays             DRGO                 66231

Chlamydia—direct detection from clinical material           CHLY                 69221

Chlamydia—investigation by cultural methods                  CHLC                 69261

Chlamydia—investigation by DNA probe                         CHLP                 69261

Chlamydia—microbial antibody testing                               CHL                 69229

Chlamydia—microbial antigen testing                              CHLY                 69221

Chloral hydrate                                                              CHHY                 66235

Chlorazepate                                                                  CHZP                 66235

Chloride                                                                              CL                 66201

Chloroquine                                                                   CLOQ                 66235

Chlorpromazine                                                              CHLO                 66235

Cholesterol                                                                    CHOL                 66331

Cholesterol—HDL                                                         HDLC                 66317

Cholinesterase                                                                CHSE                 66367

Chorionic gonadotrophin—for pregnancy diagnosis             HCG                 73527

Chorionic gonadotrophin—for diagnosis of specified conditions HCGD          73529

Chorionic gonadotrophin—for Down syndrome/neural tube defect testing   NTDD             66321

Chromium                                                                           CR                 66277

Chromosome identification and banding                                                 73287-89

Chromosome identification—studies—blood                        CSB                 73289

Chromosome identification—studies—other than blood          CS                 73287

Cimetidine                                                                     CMTD                 66235

Clobazam                                                                      CLOB                 66235

Clomipramine                                                                CLOM                 66235

Clonazepam (Rivotril)                                                     CLON                 66235

Clostridium difficile—microbial antigen testing                  CLDT                 69219

Coagulation—factors (see individual factors)

Coagulation—studies (see group tests)                            COAG                 65035

Coagulation—time                                                               CT                 65029

Coccidioides—microbial antibody testing                            CCC                 69229

Cold agglutinins                                                                CAG      65005, 65027

Collection of specimen(s) for cytological examination                                  73051

Compatibility testing                                                       XMAT                 65023

Complement, total haemolytic                                           COM                 71081

Complement, total haemolytic—components C3                     C3                 71083

Complement, total haemolytic—components C4                     C4                 71083

Complement, total haemolytic—properdin factor B              PFB                 71083

Complement, total haemolytic—other components           COMP                 71089

Copper                                                                               CU                 66277

Cortisol                                                                          CORT                 66391

Coxsackie B1‑6—microbial antibody testing                       COX                 69229

Creatine kinase                                                                   CK                 66201

Creatine kinase—isoenzymes                                             CKI                 66201

Creatine kinase—isoenzymes (electrophoresis)                 CKIE                 66245

Creatinine                                                                             C                 66201

Cryofibrinogen—qualitative                                              CFID                 66213

Cryofibrinogen—quantitative                                             CFIE                 66215

Cryoglobulins—qualitative                                               CGLD                 66213

Cryoglobulins—quantitative                                             CGLE                 66215

Cryoglobulins—investigation by immunoelectrophoresis or  immunofixation    RYO             71061

Cryptococcal antigen—microbial antigen testing              CRYN                 69219

Cryptococcus—microbial antibody testing                          CRY                 69229

CSF—microscopy and culture of material from                MCS3                 69209

CSF antigens—group B streptococcus                                STB                 69219

CSF antigens—Haemophilus influenzae                                 HI                 69219

CSF antigens—Neisseria meningitidis                               NMG                 69219

CSF antigens—Streptoccus pneumoniae                             SPN                 69219

Cultural examination of faeces                                            FCS                 69211

Cyclic AMP                                                                  CAMP                 66391

Cyclosporin A                                                                CLSA                 66235

Cystine—qualitative                                                       UCYS                 66213

Cystine—quantitative                                                      CYST                 66367

Cytology—from body fluids, sputum (1 specimen), urine, washings or brushings BFCY        73045

Cytology—from cervix‑ routine                                         CCR                 73053

Cytology—from cervix—abnormalities                            CCRA                 73055

Cytology—from fine needle aspiration of solid tissues       FNCY                 73049

Cytology—from fine needle aspiration of solid tissues—asp. or  attendance by a pathologist                                                                                FNCP                 73051

Cytology—from skin, nipple discharge, lip, mouth, nose or anus SMCY         73043

Cytology—from vagina                                                     CVO                 73057

Cytology—from 3 sputum or urine specimens                   SPCY                 73047

Cytomegalovirus—microbial antibody testing                     CMV                 69229

Cytomegalovirus serology in pregnancy—microbial antibody testing           CMVP        69253‑57

D‑dimer test                                                                       DD                 65029

D vitamin                                                                        VITD                 66271

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS)                   DHEA                 66377

Dengue—microbial antibody testing                                   DEN                 69229

11-Deoxycortisol                                                           DCOR                 66391

Desipramine                                                                    DESI                 66235

Dexamethasone                                                              DXST                 66295

Dexamethasone—suppression test                                  DEXA                 66295

DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate)                   DHEA                 66377

Diazepam                                                                       DIAZ                 66235

Differential cell count                                                       DIFF                 65005

Digoxin                                                                             DIG                 66235

Dihydrotesterone                                                            DHTS                 66377

Diphenylhydantoin (Dilantin)                                               DIL                 66235

Diphtheria—microbial antibody testing                                 DIP                 69229

Direct Coombs test                                                        CMBS      65005, 65027

Disopyramide (Rythmodan)                                              DISO                 66235

DNA, double‑stranded antibodies                                   DNAD                 71099

DNA binding—quantitation and measurement if positive ANA ANAP          71099

Down syndrome/neural tube defects                               NTDD                 66321

Doxepin hydrochloride                                                    DOXE                 66235

Drugs—abuse treatment programme—assay                   DATP                 66343

Drugs—inappropriate dosage—assay                             DRGO                 66231

Drugs—therapeutic—assay (See individual drugs)                                      66235

(Drugs not listed must be written in full)

Dynamic function tests                                                    GHSE                 66295

Ear- microscopy and culture of material from                   MCS1                 69205

Echinococcus—microbial antibody testing                           ECC                 69229

Echo‑coxsackie group—microbial antibody testing              ECH                 69229

Electrolytes (see group tests)                                                  E                 66207

Electron microscopy of biopsy material                                EM                 72807

Electrophoresis, to demonstrate—creatine kinase isoenzymes CKIE             66245

Electrophoresis, to demonstrate—lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes              LDI             66245

Electrophoresis, to demonstrate—protein classes, or paraprotein EPP1          66245

Electrophoresis, to demonstrate—protein classes or presence and amount of paraprotein classes, concurrent collection                                                   EPP2                 66247

Elements (see individual elements)

Entamoeba histolytica—microbial antibody testing             AMO                 69229

Enzyme assays of solid tissue or tissues                            ENZS                 66285

Epstein Barr virus—microbial antibody testing                    EBV                 69229

Erythrocyte—assessment of haemolysis                          ERYH                 65009

Erythrocyte—assessment of metabolic enzymes              ERYM                 65009

Erythrocyte—count                                                          RCC                 65001

Erythrocyte—sedimentation rate                                        ESR                 65001

Ethosuximide (Zarontin)                                                  ETHO                 66235

Euglobulin clot lysis time                                                  ECLT                 65037

Extractable nuclear antigens—detection of antibodies to     ENA                 71101

Eye—microscopy and culture of material from                 MCS1                 69205

Factor II                                                                             FII                 65045

Factor V                                                                             FV                 65045

Factor VII                                                                        FVII                 65045

Factor VIII                                                                       VIII                 65045

Factor IX                                                                           FIX                 65045

Factor X                                                                             FX                 65045

Factor XI                                                                           FXI                 65045

Factor XII                                                                        FXII                 65045

Factor XIII                                                                        XIII                 65045

Factor XIII deficiency test                                                F13D                 65029

Faecal fat                                                                       FFAT                 66283

Faecal fat—haemoglobin—chemical test                            FHC                 66217

Faecal fat—haemoglobin—immunological test                     FHI                 66219

Faecal fat—porphyrins—qualitative test                              FPR                 66217

Faecal fat—reducing substances                                        FRS                 66217

Faeces—cultural examination                                             FCS                 69211

Faeces—microscopic examination for parasites                  OCP                 69203

Fatty acids—total free—estimation                                  TFFA                 60637

Ferritin (see also Iron studies)                                          FERR                 66355

Fibrin monomer                                                                   FM                 65029

Fibrinogen                                                                          FIB                 65029

Fibrinogen—degradation products                                      FDP                 65029

Fitzgerald factor                                                                FGF                 65045

Flecainide                                                                       FLEC                 66235

Fletcher factor                                                                     FF                 65045

Fluorescent treponemal antibody—absorption test (FTA‑ABS)—microbial antibody testing   FTA                                                                                 69229

Fluoxetine                                                                      FLUX                 66235

Folate—red cell                                                                RCF                 66267

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)                                     FSH                 66377

Frozen section diagnosis of biopsy material                            FS                 72803

Fructosamine                                                                 FRUC                 66201

Full blood examination                                                        FBE                 65007

Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase                                         GGT                 66201

Gastric parietal cell—tissue antigens—antibodies                PCA                 71119

Gastrin                                                                           GAST                 66391

Gliadin IgA—tissue antigens—antibodies                          GLIA                 71119

Globulin                                                                         GLOB                 66201

Glomerular basement membrane—tissue antigens—antibodies GBA             71109

Glucagon                                                                       GLGO                 66391

Glucagon stimulation test                                                 GSTC                 66297

Glucose                                                                         GLUC                 66201

Glucose—tolerance test                                                     GTT                 66201

Glycolated haemoglobin (Hb Alc)                                      GHB                 66319

Gold                                                                                   AU                 66277

Gonadotrophin                                                                GRHS                 66297

Group B streptococcus—CSF antigens                               STB                 69219

Group B streptococcus—microbial antigen testing               STB                 69219

Group P9—simple basic pathology tests                                                 73801‑11

Growth hormone                                                                 GH                 66391

Growth hormone—stimulation by exercise or L‑dopa        GHSE                 66295

Growth hormone—suppression by dexamethasone or glucose GHSG            66295

Haematocrit                                                                     HCT                 65001

Haemoglobin estimation                                                       HB                 65001

Haemoglobin estimation—in urine                                     UHB                 66213

Haemoglobinopathy tests                                               HMGP                 65011

Haemophilus influenzae antigens                                           HI                 69219

Haemophilus influenzae—microbial antibody testing            HUS                 69229

Haemophilus influenzae—microbial antigen testing                 HI                 69219

Haloperidol                                                                    HALO                 66235

Haptoglobins                                                                  HGLB                 66361

HDL cholesterol                                                            HDLC                 66317

Heart—tissue antigens—antibodies                                   AHE                 71109

Heparin—cofactor II                                                     HRNC                 65037

Heparin—estimation                                                       HEPR                 65043

Hepatitis delta antibody—anti‑delta—microbial antibody testing HDA           69229

Hepatitis serology—acute hepatitis                                     HEP                 69247

Hepatitis serology—follow‑up of proven hepatitis B          HEPB                 69249

Hepatitis serology—hepatitis B serology to define immune status                 HEP1             69245

Hepatitis serology—hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAg    HBSA                 69243

Hepatitis serology—hepatitis C                                        HEPC                 69265

Hepatitis serology—hepatitis delta antibody                       HDA                 69229

Hepatitis serology—in pregnancy                                     HEPP            69253‑57

Herpes simplex virus—direct detection from clinical material HSV               69223

Herpes simplex virus—investigation by cultural methods   HSVC                 69263

Herpes simplex virus—microbial antibody testing                HPA                 69229

Herpes simplex virus—microbial antigen testing                  HSV                 69223

Heterophile antibodies                                                          IM      65005, 65027

HIAA (hydroxyindoleacetic acid)                                    HIAA                 66367

Histamine                                                                      HIAM                 66367

Histone—tissue antigens—antibodies                                  AHI                 71109

Histopathology of biopsy material                                      HIST                 72801

Histoplasma—microbial antibody testing                              HIP                 69229

HLA typing—HLA‑B27                                                HLAB                 71147

HLA typing—HLA class 1                                             HLA1                 71149

HLA typing—HLA class 2                                             HLA2                 71151

HMMA (hydroxy‑3‑methoxymandelic acid previously known as VMA)    HMMA             66281

HMPG (hydroxy methoxy phenylethylene glycol)            HMPG                 66281

Homovanillic acid                                                             HVA                 66281

Hormone receptor assay—breast                                      HRA                 66315

Hormone receptor assay—ovary                                       HRO                 66315

Hormones—adrenocorticotrophic                                    ACTH                 66391

Hormones—aldosterone                                                 ALDS                 66391

Hormones—androstanedione                                         ANDR                 66377

Hormones—C‑Peptide                                                    CPEP                 66391

Hormones—calcitonin                                                    CALT                 66391

Hormones—cortisol                                                       CORT                 66391

Hormones—cyclic AMP                                               CAMP                 66391

Hormones—dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate                 DHEA                 66377

Hormones—dihydrotestosterone                                      DHTS                 66377

Hormones—follicle stimulating hormone                             FSH                 66377

Hormones—gastrin                                                         GAST                 66391

Hormones—glucagon                                                     GLGO                 66391

Hormones—gonadotrophin                                              GRHS                 66297

Hormones—growth hormone                                               GH                 66391

Hormones—growth hormone—stimulation by exercise or L‑dopa               GHSE             66295

Hormones—growth hormone—suppression by dexamethasone or glucose   GHSG             66295

Hormones—hormone receptor assay—breast                    HRA                 66315

Hormones—hormone receptor assay—ovary                     HRO                 66315

Hormones—human chorionic gonadotrophin—for pregnancy diagnosis          HCG             73527

Hormones—human chorionic gonadotrophin—for diagnosis of specified conditions           HCGD                                                                                 73529

Hormones—human chorionic gonadotrophin—for Down syndrome/neural tube defect testing                                                                               NTDD                 66321

Hormones—human placental lactogen                                HPL                 66373

Hormones—hydroxyprogesterone                                     OHP                 66377

Hormones—insulin                                                             INS                 66391

Hormones—insulin, hypoglycaemia test                            INHY                 66297

Hormones—luteinizing hormone                                           LH                 66377

Hormones—oestradiol                                                          E2                 66377

Hormones—oestriol                                                             E3                 66373

Hormones—oestrone                                                           E1                 66377

Hormones—parathyroid hormone                                      PTH                 66391

Hormones—pentagastrin                                                 PSTR                 66297

Hormones—progesterone                                               PROG                 66377

Hormones—prolactin                                                      PROL                 66377

Hormones—renin                                                             REN                 66391

Hormones—sex hormone binding globulin                        SHBG                 66377

Hormones—somatomedin                                              SOMA                 66391

Hormones—testosterone                                                    TES                 66377

Hormones—thyroid stimulating hormone (where not requested as part of TFTs) TSH         66371, 66377

Hormones—urine steroid fraction or fractions                     USF                 66391

Hormones—vasoactive intestinal peptide                             VIP                 66391

Hormones—vasopressin                                                   ADH                 66391

Hormones—11 deoxycortisol                                          DCOR                 66391

Hormones and hormone binding proteins (See individual hormones and proteins)      66377, 66391

Huhner’s test                                                                      HT                 73521

Human chorionic gonadotrophin—for pregnancy diagnosis  HCG                 73527

Human chorionic gonadotrophin—for diagnosis of specified conditions        HCGD             73529

Human chorionic gonadotrophin—for Down syndrome/neural tube defect testing NTDD     66321

Human placental lactogen                                                  HPL                 66373

HVA (homovanillic acid)                                                  HVA                 66281

Hydatid—microbial antibody testing                                  HYD                 69229

Hydroxy methoxy phenylethylene glycol                          HMPG                 66281

Hydroxy‑3‑methoxymandelic acid previously known as VMA) HMMA        66281

Hydroxychloroquine                                                       HOCQ                 66235

Hydroxyindoleacetic acid                                                HIAA                 66367

Hydroxyprogesterone                                                       OHP                 66377

Hydroxyproline                                                              HYDP                 66367

Imipramine                                                                      IMIP                 66235

Immediate frozen section diagnosis of biopsy material             FS                 72803

Immunoglobulins—A                                                         IGA                 71067

Immunoglobulins—D                                                         IGD                 71067

Immunoglobulins—E (total)                                                 IGE            71075‑79

Immunoglobulins—G                                                          IGG                 71067

Immunoglobulins—G, 4 subclasses                                    SIGG                 71073

Immunoglobulins—M                                                        IGM                 71067

Immunohistochemical investigation of biopsy material           HIS                 72805

Infectious mononucleosis                                                      IM                 69229

Influenza A—microbial antibody testing                              FLA                 69229

Influenza B—microbial antibody testing                              FLB                 69229

Insulin                                                                               INS                 66391

Insulin—hypoglycaemia test                                            INHY                 66297

Insulin—tissue antigens—antibodies                                 AINS                 71109

Insulin receptor antibodies—tissue antigens—antibodies     INSA                 71109

Intercellular cement substance of skin—tissue antigens—antibodies             ICCS             71109

Intestinal disaccharidases                                                 INTD                 66283

Intrinsic factor—tissue antigens—antibodies                        AIF                 71109

Iron studies (iron, transferrin and ferritin)                                IS                 66263

Islet cell—tissue antigens—antibodies                                 AIC                 71109

Jo‑1—tissue antigens—antibodies                                       JO1                 71119

Keratin—tissue antigens—antibodies                              KERA                 71119

L‑dopa                                                                          GHLD                 66295

Lactate                                                                          LACT                 66367

Lactate—dehydrogenase                                                  LDH                 66201

Lactate—dehydrogenase isoenzymes                                  LDI                 66245

Lamellar body phospholipid                                             LBPH                 66243

Lead                                                                                   PB                 66279

Lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio (amniotic fluid)                           LS                 66243

Legionella pneumophila—serogroup 1—microbial antibody testing                  LP1             69229

Legionella pneumophila—serogroup 2—microbial antibody testing                  LP2             69229

Leishmaniasis—microbial antibody testing                            LEI                 69229

Leptospira—microbial antibody testing                                LEP                 69229

Leucocyte count                                                              WCC                 65001

Leucocyte—3 surface markers—blood, CSF, serous fluid LMH3                 71139

Leucocyte—3 surface markers—tissue                           LMT3                 71141

Leucocyte—6 surface markers—blood, CSF, serous fluid or tissue                LM6             71143

Leucocyte—6 surface markers—blood, CSF, serous fluid and tissue (s)     LMHT             71145

Lignocaine                                                                      LIGN                 66235

Lip—cytology on specimens from                                   SMCY                 73043

Lipase                                                                               LIP                 66201

Lipid studies (see group tests)                                          FATS                 66331

Lipoprotein electrophoresis                                              LEPG                 66245

Listeria—microbial antibody testing                                      LIS                 69229

Lithium                                                                                LI                 66201

Liver function tests (see group tests)                                   LFT                 66211

Liver/kidney microsomes—tissue antigens—antibodies       LKA                 71119

Lupus anticoagulant                                                        LUPA                 65037

Luteinising hormone                                                            LH                 66377

Lymphocyte—tissue antigens—antibodies                          ALY                 71109

Lymphocytes—functional tests—1 estimation                      LF1                 71127

Lymphocytes—functional tests—2 estimations                     LF2                 71129

Lymphocytes—functional tests—3 estimations                     LF3                 71131

Magnesium                                                                        MG                 66201

Mammary serum antigen                                                  MSA                 66261

Manganese                                                                        MN                 66277

Mantoux test                                                                 MANT                 73811

Measles—microbial antibody testing                                  MEA                 69229

Melanogen (see Urine melanin)                                        UML                 66213

Mercury                                                                             HG                 66277

Metalbumin detection (Schumm’s test)                            SCHM                 65027

Metanephrines                                                               MNEP                 66281

Methadone                                                                   MTDN                 66235

Methotrexate                                                                 MTTA                 66235

Methsuximide                                                                MSUX                 66235

Metronidazole                                                               MRDZ                 66235

Mexiletine (Mexitil)                                                          MEX                 66235

Mianserin                                                                       MIAS                 66235

Microalbumin                                                                MALB                 66361

Microbial antibody testing—actinomycetes                         ACT                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—adenovirus                              ADE                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—aspergillus                               ASP                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—avian precipitins (bird fancier’s disease)              APP             69229

Microbial antibody testing—Blastomyces                           BLM                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Bordetella pertussis                 BOR                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Borrelia burgdorferi                 BOB                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Brucella                                  BRU                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Campylobacter jejuni              CAM                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Candida                                  CAN                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Chlamydia                               CHL                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Coccidioides                            CCC                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Coxsackie B1‑6                      COX                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—cryptococcus                          CRY                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—cytomegalovirus                     CMV                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—cytomegalovirus serology in pregnancy            CMVP        69253‑57

Microbial antibody testing—dengue                                   DEN                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—diphtheria                                 DIP                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—echinococcus                           ECC                 69299

Microbial antibody testing—echo‑coxsackie group              ECH                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Entamoeba histolytica             AMO                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Epstein Barr virus                    EBV                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—fluorescent treponemal antibody—absorption test (FTA‑ABS)   FTA                                                                                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Haemophilus influenzae           HUS                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—hepatitis C                            HEPC                 69265

Microbial antibody testing—hepatitis delta antibody—anti‑delta HDA            69229

Microbial antibody testing—herpes                                    HPA                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Histoplasma                             HIP                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—hydatid                                   HYD                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—infectious mononucleosis             IM                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—influenza A                              FLA                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—influenza B                              FLB                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Legionella pneumophila—serogroup 1                  LP1             69229

Microbial antibody testing—Legionella pneumophila—serogroup 2                  LP2             69229

Microbial antibody testing—leishmaniasis                             LEI                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Leptospira                               LEP                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Listeria                                     LIS                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—measles                                  MEA                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Micropolyspora faeni                MIC                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—mumps                                  MUM                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Murray Valley encephalitis      MVE                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Mycoplasma pneumoniae        MYC                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Neisseria menigitidis               MEN                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Newcastle disease                  NCD                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—parainfluenza 1                         PF1                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—parainfluenza 2                         PF2                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—parainfluenza 3                         PF3                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—paratyphi                                 PTY                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—pertussis                                  PER                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—poliomyelitis                             PLO                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Proteus OX 19                        POX                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Proteus OXK                          POK                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Q fever                                   QFF                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—rapid plasma reagin test            RPR                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—respiratory syncytial virus         RSV                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Ross River virus                      RRV                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—rubella                                    RUB                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Salmonella typhi (H)                SAH                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Salmonella typhi (O)                SAO                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Schistosoma                            STO                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—streptococcal serology—anti‑DNASE B titre   ADNB             69229

Microbial antibody testing—streptococcal serology—anti‑streptolysin O titre ASOT            69229

Microbial antibody testing—Streptococcus pneumoniae       PCC                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—tetanus                                    TET                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Thermoactinomyces vulgaris    THE                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—thermopolyspora                       TPS                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Toxocara                                TOC                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—toxoplasma                              TOX                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—TPHA (Treponema pallidum haemagglutination test) TPHA     69229

Microbial antibody testing—Treponema pallidum haemagglutination test      TPHA             69229

Microbial antibody testing—trichinosis                                TOS                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—typhus, Weil‑Felix                    TYP                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—Varicella zoster                       VCZ                 69229

Microbial antibody testing—VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) VDRL         69229

Microbial antibody testing—Yersinia enterocolitica             YER                 69229

Microbial antigen testing—Chlamydia                              CHLY                 69221

Microbial antigen testing—Clostridium difficile                 CLDT                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—group B streptococcus                STB                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—Haemophilus influenzae                 HI                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—herpes simplex virus                  HSV                 69263

Microbial antigen testing—Neisseria gonorrhoeae              GON                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—Neisseria meningitidis               NMG                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—respiratory syncytial virus        RSVN                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—Streptococcus pneumoniae         SPN                 69219

Microbial antigen testing—Varicella zoster                      VCZN                 69219

Micropolyspora faeni                                                         MIC                 69229

Microscopic examination of—faeces for parasites              OCP                 69203

Microscopic examination of—material other than blood           M                 69201

Microscopy and culture of—material from nose, throat, eye or ear              MCS1             69205

Microscopy and culture of—material from skin, superficial sites, urethra, vagina, cervix or rectum                                                                      MCS2                 69207

Microscopy and culture of—post‑op wounds, aspirations of body cavities, synovial fluid, CSF and op/biopsy specimens                                                  MCS3                 69209

Microscopy and culture of—specimens of sputum            MCS2                 69207

Microscopy and culture of—specimens of sputum, urine or other body fluids for mycobacteria                                                                                   AFB                 69213

Microscopy, culture, identification and sensitivity of urine UMCS                 69217

Mitochondria—tissue antigens—antibodies                          MA                 71119

Mouth—cytology on specimens from                              SMCY                 73043

Mucin‑like carcinoma associated antigen                         MCA1                 66261

Mumps—microbial antibody testing                                  MUM                 69229

Murray Valley encephalitis- microbial antibody testing        MVE                 69229

Mycobacteria microscopy and culture of sputum                 AFB                 69213

Mycoplasma pneumoniae—microbial antibody testing        MYC                 69229

Myoglobin in urine                                                           UMY                 66213

N‑acetyl procainamide                                                   NAPC                 66235

Neisseria gonorrhoeae—microbial antigen testing               GON                 69219

Neisseria menigitidis antigens                                           NMG                 69219

Neisseria menigitidis—microbial antibody testing                MEN                 69229

Neisseria menigitidis—microbial antigen testing                 NMG                 69219

Neural tube defects/Down syndrome                              NTDD                 66321

Neuron—tissue antigens—antibodies                                 ANE                 71109

Neuron specific enolase                                                  NSEN                 66261

Neutrophil cytoplasm—tissue antigens—antibodies          ANCA                 71109

Neutrophil functions                                                          NFT                 71135

Newcastle disease—microbial antibody testing                   NCD                 69229

Nickel                                                                                 NI                 66277

Nipple discharge—cytology on specimens from               SMCY                 73043

Nitrazepam                                                                     NITR                 66235

Nordothiepin                                                                   NDIP                 66235

Norfluoxetine                                                                  NFLE                 66235

Nortriptyline                                                                  NORT                 66235

Nose—cytology on specimens from                                SMCY                 73043

Nose—microscopy and culture of material                       MCS1                 69205

Nuclear antigens—detection of antibodies to                      ANA                 71097

Oestradiol                                                                            E2                 66377

Oestriol                                                                               E3                 66373

Oestriol—for Down syndrome /neural tube defect testing NTDD                 66321

Oestrone                                                                             E1                 66377

Oligoclonal proteins                                                           OGP                 71065

Op/biopsy specimens—microscopy and culture of material from MCS3         69209

Osmolality, serum or urine                                              OSML                 66223

Ovary—tissue antigens—antibodies                                  AOV                 71109

Oxalate                                                                         OXAL                 66367

Oxazepam                                                                     OXAZ                 66235

PAA (phenyl acetic acid)                                                  PAA                 66281

Palmitic acid in amniotic fluid                                          PALM                 66243

Pap smear                                                                        CCR                 73053

Papanicolaou test                                                              CCR                 73053

Paracetamol                                                                  PARA                 66235

Parainfluenza 1—microbial antibody testing                         PF1                 69229

Parainfluenza 2—microbial antibody testing                         PF2                 69229

Parainfluenza 3—microbial antibody testing                         PF3                 69229

Paraprotein investigation—by electrophoresis                     EPPI                 66245

Paraprotein investigation—by immunoelectrophoresis or immunofixation      PPRO             71061

Paraprotein investigation—on concurrently collected serum or urine            PPSU             71063

Paraquat                                                                       PARQ                 66235

Parasites—microscopic examination of faeces                   OCP                 69203

Parathyroid hormone (PTH)                                              PTH                 66391

Parathyroid—tissue antigens—antibodies                         PTHA                 71109

Paratyphi—microbial antibody testing                                 PTY                 69229

Partial thromboplastin time                                                 PTT                 65029

Passovy factor                                                                     PF                 65045

Patient episode initiation fees                                               PEI            73901‑15

Pentagastrin                                                                    PSTR                 66297

Pentobarbitone                                                               PENT                 66235

Perhexiline                                                                     PHEX                 66235

Pertussis—microbial antibody testing                                  PER                 69229

pH measurement of body fluids other than urine                    PH                 66213

Phenobarbitone                                                              PHBA                 66235

Phensuximide                                                                 PHEN                 66235

Phenylacetic acid                                                             PAA                 66281

Phenytoin                                                                      PHEY                 66235

Phosphate                                                                      PHOS                 66201

Phosphatidylglycerol                                                        PTGL                 66243

Plasminogen                                                                   PLAS                 65037

Platelet—aggregation                                                      PLTG                 65041

Platelet—count                                                               PLTC                 65001

Platelet—tissue antigens—antibodies                                 APA                 71109

PM‑Sc1—tissue antigens—antibodies                                PM1                 71119

Poliomyelitis—microbial antibody testing                             PLO                 69229

Porphobilingen in urine                                                      UPG                 66213

Porphyrins—quantitative test, 1 or more fractions                  PR                 66281

Porphyrins in urine—qualitative test                                   UPR                 66213

Potassium                                                                             K                 66201

Prealbumin                                                                     PALB                 66361

Prednisolone                                                                  PRED                 66235

Pregnancy serology—1 estimation                                   MSP1                 69253

Pregnancy serology—2 estimations                                  MSP2                 69255

Pregnancy serology—3 estimations                                  MSP3                 69257

Pregnancy testing                                                                                     73805

Pregnancy testing—diagnosis                                            HCG                 73527

Pregnancy testing—diagnosis of specified conditions        HCGD                 73529

Pregnancy testing—diagnosis for Down syndrome/neural tube defect         NTDD             66321

Primidone                                                                       PRIM                 66235

Procainamide                                                                PCAM                 66235

Progesterone                                                                 PROG                 66377

Prolactin                                                                        PROL                 66377

Prominal                                                                       PROM                 66235

Propranolol                                                                    PPNO                 66235

Prostate specific antigen                                                    PSA                 66357

Prostatic acid phosphatase                                                ACP                 66357

Protein—C                                                                    PROC                 65037

Protein—S                                                                     PROS                 65037

Protein—quantitative estimation of—alpha fetoprotein         AFP                 66353

Protein—quantitative estimation of—alpha fetoprotein—for Down syndrome/neural tube defect testing                                                                      NTDD                 66321

Protein—quantitative estimation of—alpha‑l‑antitrypsin       AAT                 66255

Protein—quantitative estimation of—alpha‑2‑macroglobulin AMAC              66255

Protein—quantitative estimation of—beta‑2‑microglobulin BMIC                 66361

Protein—quantitative estimation of—C‑l esterase inhibitor    CEI                 66257

Protein—quantitative estimation of—caeruloplasmin          CPLS                 66361

Protein—quantitative estimation of—classes by electrophoresis EPPI           66245

Protein—quantitative estimation of—ferritin (see also Iron studies)              FERR             66355

Protein—quantitative estimation of—haptoglobins            HGLB                 66361

Protein—quantitative estimation of—microalbumin          MALB                 66361

Protein, total—quantitative estimation of                          PROT                 66201

Proteus OX 19—microbial antibody testing                         POX                 69229

Proteus OXK—microbial antibody testing                          POK                 69229

Prothrombin time                                                                 PT                 65029

Pyruvate                                                                        PVTE                 66367

Q fever—microbial antibody testing                                    QFF                 69229

Quinalbarb                                                                      QUIB                 66235

Quinidine                                                                        QUIN                 66235

Quinine                                                                           QNN                 66235

Rapid plasma reagin test—microbial antibody testing           RPR                 69229

RAST                                                                            RAST                 71079

Rectum—microscopy and culture of material from           MCS2                 69207

Red cell folate and serum B12 and serum folate if required  RCF                 66267

Red cell porphyrins—qualitative test                                   RCP                 65027

Referred specimen fee                                                                              73921

Renin                                                                               REN                 66391

Respiratory syncytial virus—microbial antibody testing        RSV                 69229

Respiratory syncytial virus—microbial antigen testing       RSVN                 69219

Reticulin—tissue antigens—antibodies                               RCA                 71119

Reticulocyte count                                                          RETC                 65001

Rheumatoid factor                                                               RF                 71105

Rheumatoid factor—quantitation                                        RFQ                 71107

Ross River virus—microbial antibody testing                      RRV                 69229

RSV—respiratory syncytial virus—microbial antigen testing RSVN              69219

RSV—respiratory syncytial virus—microbial antibody testing RSV               69229

Rubella—serology                                                            RUB                 69229

Salicylate—aspirin                                                           SALI                 66235

Salivary gland—tissue antigens—antibodies                        ASG                 71109

Salmonella typhi (H)—microbial antibody testing                 SAH                 69229

Salmonella typhi (O)—microbial antibody testing                 SAO                 69229

Schistosoma—microbial antibody testing                             STO                 69229

Scl‑70—tissue antigens—antibodies                                    SCL                 71119

Secretin                                                                          SSGR                 66297

Selenium                                                                             SE                 66277

Semen examination                                                            SEE                 73523

Semen examination—for spermatozoa (post vasectomy)      SES                 73521

Serology—in pregnancy (see Pregnancy serology)

Serotonin                                                                          5HT                 66367

Serum—Bl2                                                                       B12                 66265

Serum—folate (with Bl2)                                                   FOL                 66265

Serum—folate (with Bl2 red cell folate)                              RCF                 66267

Sex hormone binding globulin                                           SHBG                 66377

Skeletal muscle—tissue antigens—antibodies                      SLA                 71109

Skin—cytology                                                              SMCY                 73043

Skin—microscopy and culture of material from                 MCS2                 69207

Skin basement membrane—tissue antigens—antibodies      SKA                 71109

Snake venom                                                                   HISS                 66231

Smooth muscle—tissue antigens—antibodies                     SMA                 71119

Sodium                                                                               NA                 66201

Solid tissue or tissues—chemical assays                           ENZS                 66285

Solid tissue or tissues—cytology of fine needle aspiration  FNCY                 73049

Solid tissue or tissues—cytology of fine needle aspiration by, or in presence of pathologist  FNCP                                                                                 73051

Somatomedin                                                                SOMA                 66391

Sotalol                                                                            SALL                 66235

Specific IgG or IgE antibodies                                         RAST                 71079

Specimen referred fee                                                                               73921

Sperm antibodies                                                               SAB                 73525

Sperm antibodies—penetrating ability                                 SPA                 73525

Sputum—cytology (1 specimen)                                      BFCY                 73045

Sputum—cytology (3 specimens)                                     SPCY                 73047

Sputum—microscopy and culture of specimens                MCS2                 69207

Sputum—for mycobacteria                                                AFB                 69213

Stelazine                                                                         STEL                 66235

Steroid fraction or fractions in urine                                    USF                 66391

Streptococcal serology—anti‑DNASE B titre—microbial antibody testing   ADNB             69229

Streptococcal serology—anti‑streptolysin O titre—microbial antibody testing ASOT            69229

Streptococcus—Group B                                                   STB                 69219

Streptococcus pneumoniae—antigens                                 SPN                 69219

Streptococcus pneumoniae—microbial antibody testing        PCC                 69229

Streptococcus pneumoniae—microbial antigen testing          SPN                 69219

Strontium                                                                            SR                 66277

Sulthiame (Ospolot)                                                           SUL                 66235

Synacthen stimulation test                                               SYNS                 66297

Syphilis serology (see group tests)                                       STS                 69231

Testosterone                                                                     TES                 66377

Tetanus—microbial antibody testing                                    TET                 69229

Thalassaemia studies                                                            TS                 65011

Theophylline                                                                  THEO                 66235

(Therapeutic drugs must be written in full)

Thermoactinomyces vulgaris—microbial antibody testing     THE                 69229

Thermopolyspora—microbial antibody testing                      TPS                 69229

Thiopentone                                                                   TOPO                 66235

Thioridazine                                                                    THIO                 66235

Throat—microscopy and culture of material from             MCS1                 69205

Thrombin time                                                                     TT                 65029

Thyroglobulin                                                                    TGL                 66261

Thyroglobulin—tissue antigens—antibodies                        ATG                 71109

Thyroid—function tests                                                      TFT                 66291

Thyroid—stimulating hormone (where not requested as part of TFTs)            TSH  66371, 66377

Thyroid microsome—tissue antigens—antibodies               TMA                 71109

Thyrotrophin releasing hormone test                                   TRH                 66293

(Tissue antigens which are not listed must be written in full)

Total free fatty acids                                                       TFFA                 66367

Total protein                                                                   PROT                 66201

Toxocara—microbial antibody testing                                 TOC                 69229

Toxoplasma—microbial antibody testing                             TOX                 69229

TPHA (Treponema pallidum haemagglutination test)—microbial antibody testing TPHA      69229

Treponema pallidum haemagglutination test—microbial antibody testing      TPHA             69229

Trichinosis—microbial antibody testing                               TOS                 69229

Triglycerides                                                                   TRIG                 66331

Trimipramine                                                                  TRIM                 66235

Tryptic activity in faeces                                                    TAF                 66323

TSH receptor antibody test—tissue antigens—antibodies  TSHA                 71109

TSH (where not requested as part of a thyroid function test) TSH      66371, 66377

Tumour markers—CA‑15.3 antigen                                  CA15                 66261

Tumour markers—CA‑19.9 antigen                                  CA19                 66261

Tumour markers—CA‑125 antigen                                    C125                 66261

Tumour markers—carcinoembryonic antigen                      CEA                 66261

Tumour markers—mammary serum antigen                      MSA                 66261

Tumour markers—mucin‑like carcinoma associated antigen MCA                66261

Tumour markers—neuron specific enolase                       NSEN                 66261

Tumour markers—prostate specific antigen                        PSA                 66357

Tumour markers—prostatic acid phosphatase‑1 or more fractions                 ACP             66357

Tumour markers—thyroglobulin                                         TGL                 66261

Typhus, Weil‑Felix—microbial antibody testing                   TYP                 69229

Urate                                                                            URAT                 66201

Urea                                                                                     U                 66201

Urea, electrolytes, creatinine (see group tests)                   U&E                 66211

Urethra—microscopy and culture of material from           MCS2                 69207

Urine—bilirubin                                                               UBIL                 66213

Urine—catalase test                                                                                 73805

Urine—cytology—on 1 specimen                                    BFCY                 73045

Urine—cytology—on 3 specimens                                   SPCY                 73047

Urine—cystine (cysteine)                                               UCYS                 66213

Urine—haemoglobin                                                         UHB                 66213

Urine—melanin (melanogen)                                            UML                 66213

Urine—microscopy, culture, identification and sensitivity  UMCS                 69217

Urine—myoglobin                                                           UMY                 66213

Urine—porphobilinogen                                                     UPG                 66213

Urine—porphyrins—qualitative test                                   UPR                 66213

Urine—steroid fraction or fractions                                    USF                 66391

Urine—urobilinogen                                                         UUB                 66213

Vagina—cytology on specimens from                                CVO                 73057

Vagina—microscopy and culture of material from            MCS2                 69207

Valproate (Epilim)                                                          VALP                 66235

Vancomycin                                                                    VAN                 66235

Varicella zoster—microbial antibody testing                        VCZ                 69229

Varicella zoster—microbial antigen testing                       VCZN                 69219

Vasoactive intestinal peptide                                               VIP                 66391

Vasopressin                                                                     ADH                 66391

VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory)—microbial antibody testing VDRL          69229

Viscosity of blood or plasma                                             VISC                 65001

Vitamins—B12                                                                 RCF                 66267

Vitamins—D                                                                  VITD                 66271

Vitamins—folate                                                               RCF                 66267

Vitamins—quantitative estimation of A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C or E VIT             66269

VMA (see HMMA)

Von Willebrand’s factor                                                   VWF                 65045

Von Willebrand’s factor antigen                                       VWA                 65045

Warfarin                                                                          WFR                 66235

Xylose                                                                             XYL                 66367

Yersinia enterocolitica—microbial antibody testing              YER                 69229

Zinc                                                                                   ZN                 66367


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NOTE

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 1 November 1993.